Major League Hacking 2018 Hackathon Season

HackRU Fall 2017

October 14th-15th, 2017


College Ave Student Center
Rutgers University

HackRU Fall 2017

October 14th-15th, 2017

College Ave Student Center
Rutgers University

About Us

Who and What?

HackRU is a 24-hour hackathon at Rutgers University. We welcome hundreds of students to join us in building awesome software and hardware projects. Industry experts and mentors come from all over the country to create an environment that fosters an atmosphere of learning through tech talks and one-on-one guidance. We encourage beginner and advanced hackers alike to challenge themselves and expand their skills. Learn more about HackRU by reading our articles on Medium!

Mobile Dev

Web Dev

Design

Game Dev

Hardware

When and Where?

HackRU is from October 14th to 15th, 2017 at the College Ave Student Center in New Brunswick, NJ. The College Ave Student Center is located at 126 College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

Schedule

😁 Saturday

10:00AM
Check-In
11:00AM
Lunch
11:30AM
Opening Ceremonies
01:00PM
Hacking Begins
05:30PM
Dinner

😎 Sunday

12:00AM
Midnight Surprise
02:00AM
Midnight Snack
07:30AM
Breakfast
11:30AM
Hacking Ends
11:30AM
Lunch
12:00PM
Demos Begin
03:00PM
Closing Ceremonies

Sponsors

Platinum

RBC Capital Markets

Gold

BNY Mellon
Vitech

Silver

Bloomberg
Verizon
Capital One
MongoDB
iCIMS

Bronze

Chartbeat
Prudential
Twilio
Knowledgent

Looking to sponsor us?
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FAQs

What is HackRU?

HackRU is a 24-hour hackathon at Rutgers University. We welcome hundreds of students to join us in building awesome software and hardware projects. Industry experts and mentors come from all over the country to create an environment that fosters an atmosphere of learning through tech talks and one-on-one guidance. We encourage beginner and advanced hackers alike to challenge themselves and expand their skills.

What should I bring?

Yourself, your ingenuity, hacking gear (laptop, laptop charger, monitor, hardware), photo ID, toiletries, sleeping gear, a change of clothes.

What's the application process like?

The application is simply and consists of few questions, including a short answer question so we can get to know you a little better. Decisions are on a rolling basis, so make sure to register early!

Travel reimbursements?

Unfortunately, due to university regulations, HackRU is unable to issue travel reimbursements or buses. ☹

Can I win anything?

Yes! We'll release more information about prizes as the event draws near.

Do you have any hardware?

Hardware will be provided by the MLH Hardware labs and a full list of available hardware will be released during the week of the event.

Who can come?

HackRU welcomes undergraduate and graduate students of all majors, backgrounds, and skill levels to come create. Unfortunately, if you are not a Rutgers student and you are under 18, you will not be able to attend. High school students who will be 18 by HackRU are allowed to register.

I'm new, what should I do?

That's great! We'd love to have you at HackRU. Throughout the weekend there will be workshops for you to get your feet wet, project ideas for you to try out, and mentors to guide you through the process.

How much does it cost to attend?

Like the best things in life, HackRU is completely free to attend! We will be providing meals, snacks, and drinks for the entire event along with swag on swag on swag.

Can I work with others?

Hackers can (and are encouraged to) work in teams of up to 4 humans max. The knowledge you gain from teammates is invaluable, along with the opportunity to build lifetime friendships - you might leave with a new best friend! We will be having a team-building exercise after opening ceremonies for people who are looking for teammates.

What shouldn't I bring?

Weapons (or anything that can be construed as a weapon), alcohol, illegal drugs, and/or animals. Use your common sense - if you wouldn't bring it on a plane or to school, don't bring it here.